Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam

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Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam
Battlefield Bad Company 2 - Vietnam Expansion pack cover.jpg
Developer(s) EA DICE
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Engine Frostbite Edit this on Wikidata
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
Release Microsoft Windows[1]
  • NA: December 18, 2010
  • EU: December 21, 2010
Xbox 360 & PlayStation 3
  • WW: December 21, 2010[2]
Mode(s) multiplayer video game Edit this on Wikidata

Bad Company 2: Vietnam is an expansion pack for Battlefield: Bad Company 2 which takes place during the Vietnam War. It was released on December 18, 2010 for Microsoft Windows through the EA Store/Steam,[3] and on December 21 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It is available as a retail package and via download. The retail package, however, only includes product key for internet activation. The expansion has received positive reviews, with praise for its "fun, close encounters" and use of licensed music tracks from the Vietnam war era.

The expansion pack contains 5 new maps, 6 new vehicles, and 15 new weapons. The fifth map, Operation Hastings, was originally set to be unlocked when the playing community reached 69,000,000 team play actions (revives, resupplies, assists etc.) on each platform.[4] While it was unlocked for PC on December 30, 2010,[5] the map was released early on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 as a "new year's gift" from DICE.[6] It also includes 49 contemporary music tracks which can be listened to via an in-game radio, as well as new voiceovers for both American and Vietnamese forces, based on authentic communication from the Vietnam war. Ten new Xbox Live achievements/PlayStation Network trophies are also available to unlock.[7]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (PS3) 88.80%[8]
(X360) 88.00%[9]
(PC) 84.27%[10]
Metacritic (PC) 86[11]
(PS3/X360) 88[12][13]
Review scores
Publication Score
Destructoid 9/10 stars[14]
Eurogamer 8/10[15]
GameSpot 8.5/10[16]
IGN 9.5/10[17]
Joystiq 4/5 stars[18]
OXM (UK) 9/10[19]
PC Gamer (US) 90/100[20]

Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam was also given generally positive reviews, with scores from Metacritic of 88 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions,[12][13] and 86 for the PC version,[11] and scores from GameRankings of 88.80% for the PlayStation 3 version,[8] 88.00% for the Xbox 360 version,[9] and 84.27% for the PC version.[10]

Most critics agreed that the expansion is worth buying for users who already enjoy the game's multiplayer component. IGN praised it as being one of the best multiplayer offerings of the year, scoring it 9.5 out of 10. Destructoid gave it 9 out of 10, calling it a "no brainer" for active Battlefield fans. GameSpot gave it 8.5 out of 10, praising the maps, atmosphere and the new vehicles and weapons, but criticizing the online stat-tracking and the reduced emphasis on player progression. Joystiq stated that it plays differently from the original game, but called it a success nevertheless, awarding it 4 out of 5 stars.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam (PC)". IGN. Retrieved October 15, 2013. 
  2. ^ Felix (November 30, 2010). "Battlefield Bad Company 2 Vietnam Release Date". Game-Debate. Retrieved November 30, 2010. 
  3. ^ H. Brun (December 14, 2010). "Chat with the Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam team on December 15th!". Electronic Arts. Archived from the original on March 3, 2011. Retrieved July 10, 2013. 
  4. ^ H. Brun (December 3, 2012). "Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam -- Join the Battle for Hastings on December 21!". Electronic Arts. Archived from the original on January 14, 2011. Retrieved July 10, 2013. 
  5. ^ "The Battlefield Blog". Electronic Arts. December 30, 2010. Retrieved July 28, 2011. 
  6. ^ zh1nt0 (January 10, 2011). "Happy New Year!". Electronic Arts. Archived from the original on January 10, 2012. Retrieved July 10, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam Official Site". Electronic Arts. Retrieved November 22, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b "Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam (PS3)". GameRankings. Retrieved July 10, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b "Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam (Xbox 360)". GameRankings. Retrieved July 10, 2013. 
  10. ^ a b "Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam (PC)". GameRankings. Retrieved July 10, 2013. 
  11. ^ a b "Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam for PC". Metacritic. Retrieved July 10, 2013. 
  12. ^ a b "Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam for PS3". Metacritic. Retrieved July 10, 2013. 
  13. ^ a b "Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam for Xbox 360". Metacritic. Retrieved July 10, 2013. 
  14. ^ Devore, Jordan (December 23, 2010). "Review: Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam". Destructoid. Retrieved July 28, 2011. 
  15. ^ Bickham, Al (December 21, 2010). "Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam Review". Eurogamer. Retrieved August 26, 2013. 
  16. ^ VanOrd, Kevin (December 21, 2010). "Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam Review". GameSpot. Archived from the original on August 11, 2011. Retrieved October 15, 2013. 
  17. ^ Gies, Arthur (December 16, 2010). "Battlefield: Bad Company 2 - Vietnam Review". IGN. Retrieved November 22, 2013. 
  18. ^ Sliwinski, Alexander (December 28, 2011). "Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam review: Enjoyable quagmire". Joystiq. Retrieved July 28, 2011. 
  19. ^ "Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam Review". Official Xbox Magazine (UK). December 21, 2010. Retrieved August 26, 2013. 
  20. ^ McCormack, Rich (December 21, 2010). "Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam Review". PC Gamer. Retrieved August 26, 2013.